California is the most populous state in the USA and the third largest
The diverse geography ranges from a huge coastline to large interior
huge mountain ranges and some of the most fertile valleys in the world
(largest fresh fruit producer)
as well as the highest and lowest points in the continental USA
After the discovery of gold in 1849, the population grew rapidly and
California became the 31st state in 1850.
The great seal of the State of California depicts the Roman goddess of
wisdom, Minerva, overlooking commerce, mining, and agricultural
Eureka is a Greek word meaning "I have found it" and refers to the
discovery of gold.
The California Grizzly bear (state animal) at her feet is a symbol for
strength and independence